Gurbaksh Chahal

Gurbaksh Chahal

Founder, Global Chairman & CEO

On July 17th 2014, Chahal founded DaVinci Marketing Cloud to disrupt the software and advertising industries together, by automating a $230 billion market that is still manually driven through artificial intelligence.

Gurbaksh is a die-hard Internet entrepreneur who started his first company ClickAgents at the age of 16. Eighteen months from its inception, ValueClick bought it for $40 million.

Four years later, Gurbaksh founded his second company, BlueLithium, which in 2006 joined Google, Skype and Salesforce.com in being recognized as a “Top Innovator” of the Year. By 2007 it was the 5th largest ad network in the US and Yahoo acquired it for $300 million in cash.

In 2009, Chahal founded his third company RadiumOne which grew to become one of the fastest programmatic platforms leveraging social data. RadiumOne was acquired by publicly listed, RhythmOne.

Chahal has also been featured on various global publications and was featured on the Oprah Winfrey Show to share his entrepreneurial journey. BusinessWeek named him one of the Best Tech Entrepreneurs in 2010.

Chahal was awarded the Leaders in Management Award by Pace University along with an Honorary Doctorate Degree in Commercial Science. Other accolades include Most Influential CEO, People’s Award for Excellence in Business Leadership and Amrapali Award for Entrepreneur of the Year in the Light of India Awards 2012. And, in 2013 he was awarded Ernst & Young’s Entrepreneur of the Year.

Chahal currently holds 11 patents for developing the underlying ShareGraph(™) technology from the USPTO and is also an international best-selling author of “The Dream”, the true inspirational tale of his entrepreneurial journey.

Gurbaksh also founded his 501(c)3 non-profit called The Chahal Foundation which focuses on spreading awareness around social causes, providing university scholarships and mentorships, supporting disaster relief efforts, improving schools in third world countries, and building awareness to help eradicate child sex trafficking.

You can also read his thought leadership pieces on his personal blog at BeLimitless.

Sydney Ifergan

Sydney Ifergan

Chief Marketing Officer

Sydney holds a degree in computer science and has 20+ years commercial experience. He has spent the last 10 years working in the online marketing arena and was the CMO for a large brokerage. In recent years, he has been consulting with various brokerages globally on their online marketing and the utilization of technology to improve their results.

Kevin Huang

Kevin Huang

Managing Director – Asia

Kevin leads DaVinci11™’s activities in Asia and is responsible for the company’s expansion and growth initiatives in the region. Prior to DaVinci11™, Kevin was CEO of Pixels, one of the largest independent multi-screen advertising technology companies in Asia, acquired by DaVinci11™ in November 2015. Kevin is a well-respected leader in the digital marketing and is considered a pioneer with over 18 years of experience in Asia. Prior to co-founding Pixels, Kevin held positions at 247 Media Asia and DoubleClick Media Asia. Kevin was awarded Digital Marketing Hero 2014 by the Hong Kong Association of Interactive Marketing (HKAIM) and Finalist, Young Entrepreneur Award 2015 by the South China Morning Post. Kevin is a graduate of Pace University with a degree in Computer Information Systems.

Belinda Montes

Belinda Montes

CFO, Asia

Belinda is the CFO for DaVinci11™’s Asia operations and responsible for all finance and administration functions of the Asia business. Belinda is a co-founder of Pixels, acquired by DaVinci11™ to form the core of its Asia business. Previously, Belinda was the Regional Finance Director of DoubleClick Media Hong Kong, and before this she managed the finance department for Time Life Asia. She is a seasoned executive with experience in building and leading Finance and Business Planning teams. Belinda is a Certified Public Accountant in Hong Kong and in the Philippines. She holds a Bachelors degree in Business Administration from University of the East, Manila. She also holds a Masters from City University, Hong Kong.

Advisors

Jeff Seah singapore-flag

Advisor

Former Southeast Asia CEO of Starcom, he has had 15 years of association in two stints, being part of the management team that launched Starcom and Starcom IP Digital Services in Asia Pacific. He set up the company’s inaugural Singapore operation, and returned to helm the Southeast Asia operations and the VivaKi chair. Before Starcom, Seah was with Mindshare as regional lead for Malaysia, Indonesia and Singapore. He was also CEO of Mindshare Singapore. His current focus includes developing blockchain technologies to eliminate ad fraud.

Sergey Nikitin russian-flag

Advisor

Sergey is an expert in the field of Fintech and Corporate Banking. As the Managing Director of Russia's leading Future Fintech, he has been spearheading the innovation by managing the Financial and Blockchain technologies vertical. His prior experiences include being a Chairman of Board and Director of Treasury of the Lesbank JSCB (Russia). He has extensive forex experience, having served as the Head of Treasury Department at Old Kremlin Commercial Bank (LLC). Prior to that he also worked at the Commercial Bank of Moscow.

Sergey is much respected among the crypto-community and is considered an expert in the field of Blockchain and Cryptocurrency.

Serge graduated from the Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy in Moscow.

Khelin Young usa-flag

Advisor

Khelin has over 15 years of experience in the financial industry, ranging from stock investing to real estate financing. He ultimately launched his own privately held multi-million-dollar hedge fund that exclusively focuses on the crypto currency industry. He formerly co-founded and served as the Vice President of a $20-Million international import/export company. Khelin’s multi-facet skills in sales, marketing, financial forecasting, product development & design have always resulted in companies’ exponential growth on a national and international level.

Khelin is a graduate of California State Polytechnic University.

Reuben Godfrey ireland-flag

Advisor

Reuben is the co-founder of the Blockchain Association of Ireland and the Irish Chamber of Commerce in Slovakia. He is also the member of the NSAI National Mirror Committee to ISO TC 307. He has extensive experience in finance and has assisted companies in tech, telecoms and pharmaceutical industries. He has an avid interest in the blockchain. He enjoys participating in the cutting edge discussions around this topic. He is also a notable speaker and an advisor to numerous successful token offering.

He is a professor in the Quinn business school in University College Dublin, Ireland.

Chris Rouland usa-flag

Advisor

Chris Rouland is a 25-year veteran of the information security industry and a valued member of the information security community. Chris has founded several companies focused on providing cybersecurity to Fortune 500 corporations and government establishments earning him the distinction of one of Atlanta's most respected technology entrepreneurs.

In 2016 Chris founded Phosphorus. The Phosphorus team has been tackling the most difficult problems in Enterprise security for over 20 years. In 2013 Chris founded Bastille, the only company focused exclusively on providing intrusion detection and vulnerability assessment for the Internet of Things (IoT). To date, Bastille has raised over $37MM in Angel funding and top tier VC. In 2008, Chris founded Endgame, the leader in cybersecurity and defense for the government sector. Chris also raised over $58 million in venture capital and was awarded the Metro Atlanta Chamber's Business Person of the Year in 2011.

Rouland holds a dozen patents in Cyber Security.

Ageesen Sri canada-flag

Advisor

Ageesen is a distributed technology industry entrepreneur, consultant, and investor with over six years of experience working in the cryptocurrency/blockchain ecosystem. A seasoned professional with a background in computer science, economics, retail and technology ventures, Ageesen has wide skillsets with unique viewpoints that he brings to any endeavor. His current projects include being the founder of U.CASH and Bitcoin XYZ, an organizer of the Fintech Canada / Canada Bitcoin Blockchain events, as well as being on the Board of Directors of the Blockchain Association of Canada and participating in multiple other industry related entities. As an advisor and consultant to industry startups, traditional financial services and associated entities, as well as governmental organizations worldwide, Ageesen strives to further educate on, and bring the power of distributed ledger technologies to the forefront.

Russell Saito japan-flag

Advisor

Russell is co-founder/President of OPENEST, a boutique consulting firm, with 19+ years of experience in Japan. He is an expert in the field of exponential technologies and corporate innovation, serving as an advisor to Singularity University accredited initiatives in Japan. Previously, Russell served as a Director at IMPACT Japan, a private foundation dedicated to fostering innovation and entrepreneurship and addressing many of Japan's economic and social issues. He has also held leadership positions with global technology corporations and experience working on projects with both the U.S. Embassy and the Japanese Government. Russell is the regional contact for UC Berkeley in Japan, a Rotarian (District 5000), and a member of the Foreign Correspondents Club of Japan (FCCJ) and U.S.-Japan Council (USJC).

Russell is a graduate of the University of California at Berkeley, where he studied Business and International Relations.

Justin Litchfield usa-flag

Advisor

Justin is a passionate entrepreneur and possess exceptional engineering skills. He has strong technical background and fascination for the growth of the blockchain eco-system. For the past five years, he has been building products within the field of media, blockchain, and FinTech spaces. He geeks out about technology, health, and the pushing the limits of human performance.

Justin holds a Ph.D from Stanford University.

Takashi Hirai japan-flag

Advisor

Takashi is co-founder/CEO of OPENEST, and Director/Sr. VP of Kokusai Kaihatsu Kousan, managing 200+ employees in Japan. Previously, Taka was Director of Business Development for Vestec, an AI-based NLU and speech recognition company. He helped Vestec raise its valuation 10x to over 120M USD, and most recently helped a Computer Vision business exit via corporate acquisition (early 2017) & Audio DSP venture close $10M in a series A funding (2017).

Takashi is currently handling business development for a stealth-mode start-up that is developing disruptive technologies related to the media industry in Japan.

Konstantin Krasnikov russian-flag

Advisor

Konstantin is fascinated with the cryptocurrency space and has been pushing to innovate its technical excellence and broad scope of possible applications. He is a serial entrepreneur with a focus on the financial, Blockchain, and decentralized applications, having extensive experience building digital assets brokerage platform.

He has an expert knowledge of the cutting edge applications using blockchain technology. He also manages the Waves Platform project, which is a decentralized platform that allows any user to issue, transfer, swap and trade custom blockchain tokens on an integrated peer-to-peer exchange.

Konstantin is a graduate of Moscow Aviation Institute (National Research University) with focus on Master of Technology and Aeronautics.

Jason Butcher usa-flag

Advisor

A seasoned professional with over two decades of hands on experience starting business with the last 10 years in the electronic payments, fintech, and financial markets. Specializing in entrepreneurship, business development and creating connections Jason strives to bring individuals, markets and opportunities together on a global level. Priding himself on his keen abilities as a solution and problem solver, Jason enjoys mentoring fellow entrepreneurs and advises local and international startups. Jason is the COO of CoinPayments.Net and is the founder of Parallel Payments. He is an active member of the Blockchain association of Canada and the fintech advisor for the National Crowdfunding association of Canada. He contributes to many entrepreneurs as a mentor and is an advisor to several organizations raising capital through ICO's and traditional financing.

Charles A. Gelinas usa-flag

Legal Advisor

Charles (“CJ”) Gelinas is also a partner in Dentons’ Capital Markets practice, with a concentration on structured finance transactions. He is lead counsel on multiple servicer advance receivables-based revolving credit facilities and master trust securitizations issuing multi-tranche variable funding notes, term asset-backed securities and 2a-7 eligible money market securities. He has structured and negotiated traditional senior secured MSR lending facilities, master-feeder joint ventures investing in excess servicing participation certificates, non-voting tracking stock and other servicing-related facilities.

In addition, CJ has served as an adjunct professor in the Financial Services LLM program at New York Law School, teaching a course on securitization, structured finance and capital markets.

Entity Advisors

Dentons Dentons

Dentons US LLP– Dentons is the world’s largest law firm, delivering quality and value to clients around the globe. Dentons is a leader on the Acritas Global Elite Brand Index, a BTI Client Service 30 Award winner and recognized by prominent business and legal publications for its innovations in client service, including founding Nextlaw Labs and the Nextlaw Global Referral Network. Dentons’ polycentric approach and world-class talent challenge the status quo to advance client interests in the communities in which we live and work.

KPMG KPMG

KPMG is one of the world’s leading providers of audit, tax and advisory services.

KPMG’s tax services practice offers tax consulting and compliance support services such as transfer pricing, economic analysis, valuation, personal financial planning, post-transaction integration, and international corporate tax services. It is network member firms in 140 countries and with 189,000 professionals, including more than 9,000 partners. The firm provides accounting, auditing, internal audit, regulatory and compliance, corporate recovery, forensic accounting, and risk management services.